Health insurance; copayments for prescription drugs, disclosures. (HB1302)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), and Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; copayments for prescription drugs; disclosures. Prohibits any contract between a health carrier or its pharmacy benefits manager and a pharmacy or pharmacist from containing a provision that requires an enrollee to make a copayment for a covered prescription drug in an amount that exceeds the least of (i) the applicable copayment for the prescription drug or (ii) the cash price the enrollee would pay for the prescription drug if the enrollee purchased the prescription drug without using the enrollee's health plan. The measure applies to provider contracts entered into, amended, extended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Presented and ordered printed 18100640D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/25/2018Impact statement from SCC (HB1302)
02/01/2018Tabled in Commerce and Labor (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)